B-On biotechnology laboratory opened in Yerevan

 Thursday, November 16 2023 15:12
B-On biotechnology laboratory opened in Yerevan

ArmInfo.The National Agrarian University of Armenia (NAUA) has opened a laboratory for  prototyping and biotechnological development B-On, unique in its format, which is open for collaboration with biotechnological scientists, research groups, startups, and graduate students wishing  to commercialize their scientific results.

Technical assistance was provided to Zangezur Biosphere Complex 
 Thursday, June 25 2020 14:06

ArmInfo.Within the framework of the "Support Program for Protected Areas-Armenia"   implemented by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Armenia, technical assistance was provided to the Zangezur Biosphere Complex and Kapan Forestry.

Mouflons registered in Red List were noticed in  Biosphere  Complex 
 Wednesday, June 3 2020 13:58

ArmInfo. Armenian mouflons (Ovis orientalis gmelini)  registered in Red List were noticed in the "Zangezur"  Biosphere Complex in the Syunik region of Armenia. As  stated in the message posted on the <Zangezur's>  Facebook page, a  rare species was identified during monitoring.  

Lake Sevan may bloom again
 Tuesday, June 2 2020 13:57

ArmInfo.Apparently, this year Lake Sevan will also bloom again due to blue-green algae.

Yerevan Municipality urged employees of "Greening and Environmental  Protection" SNCO not to mislead public with false facts
 Monday, May 25 2020 14:47

ArmInfo.Press Secretary of Yerevan Mayor Hakob Karapetyan urged employees of the "Greening and Environmental Protection" SNCO not to mislead the public with false  facts.

GCF allocated funds for its first green financing grant program  in Armenia 
 Thursday, May 21 2020 16:44

ArmInfo.The Green Climate Fund (GCF) allocated funds for its first grant program in Armenia in the field of green financing.

Local residents turned to EBRD demanding to withdraw from Amulsar  program
 Tuesday, May 19 2020 13:51

ArmInfo.23 residents of settlements near the Amulsar field, through an independent IPAM accountability mechanism, appealed to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to withdraw from the Amulsar  project. The statement was joined by the international network CEE  BankWatch, NGO "Ekolur", NGO "Forest of Armenia", NGO "Green Armenia"  and the civic initiative "Armenian Environmental Front".

In Tavush, measures will be taken to protect the Red Book leopard
 Tuesday, May 12 2020 18:30

ArmInfo.In the Tavush region Armenia will take measures to protect the Red Book leopard.

For the first time in 50 years, a leopard was discovered in Tavush  region of Armenia
 Thursday, May 7 2020 14:07

ArmInfo. For the first time in 50 years, a leopard was discovered in the Tavush region of Armenia. According to WWF-Armenia, cameras in the territory of Yenokavan  village videotaped the Red List animal.

Erik Grigoryan presented the results of his two-year work as Minister  of the Environment
 Thursday, May 7 2020 13:50

ArmInfo.Now, the former Minister of the Environment has presented the results of his two-year work.  In his statement, Grigoryan noted that all the employees of the  ministry, despite recent criticism and often unfair treatment, did  everything possible to solve the problems inherited for decades.  

Expert: Erik Grigoryan`s resignation may be related to the mining sector
 Wednesday, May 6 2020 11:34

ArmInfo. Erik Grigoryan's resignation from the post of Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia may be related to the mining sector. This opinion was expressed by Inga Zarafyan, head of the EcoLur NGO, in an interview with ArmInfo.   The expert noted that the mining sector in Armenia has been under criticism of the environmental community for many years. Over the years, it has been repeatedly pointed out that in the mining industry the superpowers are involved, including the state leaders. After the "velvet revolution", strong changes and new processes began in this sector, which affected, in particular, Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine  and the Amulsar deposit. The redistribution of property, litigation and scandals, as well as the uncertainty in implementation of such large projects as, for example, the Teghout field development turned out, according to Zarafyan, to be a too heavy burden for the former minister. "Other sectors subordinate to the ministry in cannot be compared with the mining field in financial, economic and strategic terms," she noted.  To recall, on May 5, the President of Armenia signed a decree on the dismissal of the Minister of Nature Protection Erik Grigoryan. According to media reports, Grigoryan personally resigned.   

Government recognized the northern and Sevan water basins as low  water level areas
 Thursday, April 23 2020 16:56

ArmInfo.The Armenian government recognized the northern and Sevan water basins as low water level areas. The corresponding decision was made on April 23 at a  government meeting.

Vahe Jilavyan appointed First Deputy Minister of Environment of  Armenia
 Tuesday, April 21 2020 18:55

ArmInfo. By the decision of the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, Vahe Jilavyan was appointed First Deputy Minister of the Environment of Armenia.

Caucasus Nature Fund allocated 285 thousand euros to Armenia
 Monday, April 20 2020 13:14

ArmInfo.The Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF) continues to provide assistance to the specially protected natural territories of Armenia.

EU expects implementation of projects with Armenia within the  framework of the Green Agreement program
 Wednesday, April 15 2020 15:54

ArmInfo. Andrea Wiktorin, Head  of the EU delegation to Armenia, made a video address in which she  touched on the climate problem.

The program for planting 10 million trees has been postponed to 2021
 Monday, April 13 2020 16:43

ArmInfo.  The deadlines for the  implementation of the program for planting 10 million trees in  Armenia have been postponed to 2021. This is stated in the message of  the RA Ministry of Nature Protection.

Facts of illegal hunting of Red List animals were revealed 
 Saturday, April 11 2020 14:48

ArmInfo.The RA Environmental Inspection Authority revealed the facts of illegal hunting of Red List animals.

State of emergency "cleared" Yerevan`s air
 Wednesday, April 8 2020 14:56

ArmInfo.The declaration of a state of emergency in connection with COVID-19 "cleared" the Yerevan's air.

Ombudsman and Ministry of Nature Protection disagree
 Friday, April 3 2020 20:36

ArmInfo.According to the Ombudsman, the draft law on amendments to the Law "On Freedom of Information" developed by the RA Ministry of Nature Protection  contains the risks of unjustified refusal.

Lydian Armenia accuses government of lack of grounds for new phase of  questions on Amulsar project 
 Thursday, March 19 2020 15:55

ArmInfo. The government has no justifiable grounds for demanding the start of a new stage of questions to Lydian on the Amulsar project

Solemn opening ceremony of Armenian-Belarusian Friendship Forest on  territory of Sevan National Park took place 
 Friday, March 13 2020 17:30

ArmInfo. On March 13, the solemn opening ceremony of the Armenian-Belarusian Friendship Forest on the territory of the Sevan National Park took place. The event, which was attended by Minister of Economy of Armenia Tigran Khachatryan and  Minister of Forestry of Belarus Vitaly Drozhzh, was held as part of  the 14th meeting of the Armenian-Belarusian intergovernmental  commission.